Aug 22 2013

My Historical Favorite

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Answer the following question in paragraph form. You must write your response using the Social Studies Writing Structure, as explained in class(TEV3I). You must also respond to the entries of at least 3 of your classmates.

“Imagine that you could spend a day with anyone (past or present) from American history. Write a paragraph explaining whom you would choose, what impact they had on society, economic life or politics in the United States that would make you choose them out of all others in American history.”

Your assignment will be graded according to the Blog Posting Rubric found at the following URL:

http://Blog Posts Rubric 1 .doc

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May 27 2011

Civil Rights Assignment

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Paste the URL for your “Civil Rights Movement” timeline as a “comment” on this site.

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Mar 28 2011

The Great Depression: Election of 1932

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After filling in the views of each President on the chart and explaining your supportive citations and comparative citations, write a 2-3 paragraph paper explaining which President had the best approach for dealing with the problems faced by Americans during the Great Depression and thus, should be elected by the people as our President. Be sure to include all of the information that was cited on the handout comparing the two Presidents.

Chapter 13, Section 5 Handout.doc
Your speech will be graded on a 15-12-10-I basis according to the class “Blog Posting” rubric.

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Jan 03 2011

Chapter 19, Section 2: U.S. Reaction to September 11, 2001

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After World War II, the United States faced a new rival for world supremacy in the U.S.S.R. The Soviets had spread their control throughout Eastern Europe and were seeking to use their military to compete with the U.S. for influence in other areas as well. The Truman Administration responded with a variety of military and monetary aid programs to carry out their “Containment Policy.” They included the Truman Doctrine in Greece and Turkey, the Marshall Plan in Western Europe, the Berlin Airlift and N.A.T.O. The government also sought to alleviate the fears of the American people by instituting “Loyalty Probes”, the investigations of the House Un-American Activities Committee and the McCarthy hearings in the U.S. Senate.

These programs had mixed results as they did prevent further communist expansion in Europe, but at home, many innocent victims were caught in the snare of power-hungry politicians and lost jobs, careers or were deported.

Read the article in the link below on the reaction of the U.S. government after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. When you have complete the reading, respond to the following questions: How did the U.S. governement respond to the threat of terrorism both at home and abroad? (summarize the actions that they took) How successful have they been at preventing terrorists from striking the U.S. again? Have they acted as students of history and enacted these programs without interfering with the rights of innocent people?

The assignment will be worth 25 pts. and will be graded on a 25-20-15-I scale according to the class “Blog Posting Rubric.”

U.S. Reaction to September 11, 2001

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Dec 01 2010

Stock Market Crashes: Then and Now

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Read the two articles on the “Stock Market Crash in 1987” and the “Stock Market Crash in 2007-2008. Compare the events of the crashes in each of the articles to the Stock Market Crash in Oct. of 1929. What are some similarities? Differences? Why were so many people outside of the stock market affected by the crash of 1929? Why were relatively few people outside of the stock industry affected by the performance of the market in 1987? 2008?

This was real panic – Crash of 1929.pdf
Meltdown Monday – 1987.pdf
Lincoln Investment Letter, Oct. 2008.jpg

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Oct 25 2010

Diary of a Flapper/Rake

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My Aunts and Uncles grew up in the first part of the 20th Century, just as you are growing up today. They often served as “living history” books for my siblings and me. They often regaled us with great stories of going to the movie theaters on Saturday afternoons to watch the matinee or going dancing with their friends. They were mesmerized by radio shows and listening to baseball games on the radio. They even got excited if their parents took them out for a Sunday drive in their new car.

Your task is to create three separate “diary entries” which describe the social and economic trends of the 1920’s. You may use any of the following six categories: American heroes, changing roles of women, Henry Ford and the automobile, the growth of the mass media, the Jazz age and a consumer economy. Each entry must be at least 1 complete paragraph in length and cover at least 3 of the topics. For instance, if you write a story about going to see a “talking picture”, you will discuss the fact that it was a talking picture, name one of the stars who appeared in it, perhaps explain how you traveled to the theater in your new car and then returned home to listen to your favorite radio show on NBC.
This assignment will be graded according to your “Blog Posting Rubric.”

1920’s Diary Rubric

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Oct 20 2010

1920’s Websites

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1920’s Fashion and Dress
Decade of the 1920’s
1920’s Slang
U.S. History.Com
Eyewitness to History – 1920’s

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Oct 07 2010

WW I: Americans on the Home Front

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Sep 03 2010

U.S. Imperialism

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In the 1800’s the United States began to look overseas for new territories for a variety of reasons. They wanted to expand for economic reasons — new markets to sell their goods in and for cheaper raw materials to be used in the production of goods by American companies. They also wanted to expand for strategic (military) purposes, so they could protect American interests overseas. These included American investments in Latin America and our trade interests Asia. We also found ourselves looking to expand in order to build our status as a world power and join the likes of Great Britain, France and Germany. Finally, there were some Americans who pushed for U.S. expansion for humanitarian reasons. As an wealthy and industrialized country (White Man’s Burden), it was our duty to help the less civilized countries to develop and improve the quality of their lives. In the 21st century, the United States has continued its involvement in “international affairs” for economic, strategic and humanitarian reasons.

In your groups, you must search the web and find current examples of U.S. involvement in “international affairs”. You must find an example of our involvement for economic reasons, strategic reasons, and humanitarian reasons. In your “blog posting” please explain why the United States is involved in each area, what are they doing and also include the url of the site in which you found your information for each example.

You must also read and respond to at least 2 of the postings of your classmates.

Your posting will be worth 15 pts. — 5 pts. for each example. It will be graded according to the “Blog Posting Rubric” attached to this Blog Post.

Oh, yes, when is it due??????? Yesterday! Imperialism Rubric.doc

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Aug 17 2010

Hello world!

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Welcome to the “blog” site for our American Cultures 2-A class. We will be using this site as a tool for writing and exchanging ideas with our classmates throughout the semester. I hope you will find this to be a very useful tool to share information, thoughts and insights with your classmates and me. Good Luck!

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